Call for Papers


12th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM≤) and 5th Migration Topic Week

Organizer: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Location:Dakar, Senegal
Date:April 20 - April 24, 2015

Submission Deadline:January 23, 2015
Notification of Acceptance:February 13, 2015

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Workshop

We are delighted to announce the 12th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM2) and the 5th Migration Topic Week (MTW).
AM2 is a well-established and well-sought after international conference because of its high academic standards, papers on the frontier of the field, renowned keynote speakers, intense opportunities for discussion and debate as well as its memorable social events. The meeting is the flagship of the IZA Migration area. In 2015, the 12th AM2 will be combined with the 5th Migration Topic Week (MTW) and will span for one week in a city that has a long history on migration.

The meeting will take place at the Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES).
We invite submissions of high quality academic work that extends, enriches, refines, and challenges our understanding of the broad array of issues related to migration. Researchers are expected to present their best ongoing cutting-edge work. Following tradition, the conference will be organized in a manner designed to foster interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere.
The 2015 AM2 Julian Simon Lecture will be delivered by Graziella Bertocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA). A special lecture will be delivered by Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn).
Those authors who are invited are required to participate in the entire migration topic week meeting. The meeting will start on Monday, April 20 and end on Saturday, April 25. Arrival is scheduled for Sunday April 19. The migration topic week includes several migration scientific and social events such as a visit to the Goree island and St. Louis.


Researchers desiring to present their work at this meeting are required to submit a complete draft paper (or an extended abstract) by January 23, 2015 using our Online Application Form. Junior researchers should also submit their vitae.
In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the correspondence author who would be presenting the paper. Those invited to present a paper may also be expected to serve as a discussant. Papers should not be published prior to the date of the meeting.
Papers/abstracts must include:
  • Title of presentation
  • Three to five key words and JEL codes
  • Presenterís name, title, organization affiliation, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address
  • Co-authors names and affiliations
To promote the fullest interchange of ideas among the participants, those invited to present are required to attend all six days of the meeting. Presenters should make their papers available in advance and linked to the preliminary program.


IZA will cover economy airfares and six nights of lodging for one author per paper; lunches, coffee breaks and two conference dinners will be offered.
Travel expenses and accommodation will be covered according to corresponding guidelines, which will be sent out along with the acceptance notifications.